“So Much to Tell, So Much to Find”: An Interview with Tessa Hadley
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“So Much to Tell, So Much to Find”: An Interview with Tessa Hadley

When I finally began to write about what I knew (it’s obvious— but it’s not obvious until you know what it is you know!) it felt like opening a door and coming home. This wasn’t really a matter of the subjects—people, relationships, families: I’d tried all that before. It was a matter of the voice; it was that I discovered what I sounded like, what I needed to sound like, to tell my truth about what I saw. Continue reading

Q&A with Anthony Wallace
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Q&A with Anthony Wallace

“I think you have to find reasons for [writing fiction] that are not external, that have to do with you and your life and your relationship to the world and other people. Part of my relationship to the world is through language and my evolving relationship with language. If I make the right kind of contact with language then I make meaningful contact with the world.” Continue reading

Q&A with Tim Horvath
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Q&A with Tim Horvath

I do a lot of writing in sections, montage, and then feel them out for the best order. In other words, a lot of tunneling—a hole here, one there, and eventually some catacombs emerge. It’s lovely when a structure asserts itself—it’s like being a lost child wandering in a crowded place and all of a sudden someone trustworthy grabs your hand and pulls you to safety. Continue reading

Barbara Anderson, Unavoidably Detained
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Barbara Anderson, Unavoidably Detained

by Sue Dickman

Her language is colloquial, and while an American reader might be confused by references to unfamiliar words—“jandals,” for example, or “skiting”—it’s never off-putting. Anderson herself claimed that after years of reading American novels, she still had no idea what “bleachers” were. (Tama Janowitz eventually told her.) Continue reading